[lltx] Type1 fonts

Arno Trautmann Arno.Trautmann at gmx.de
Sun Dec 26 21:06:38 CET 2010

Sorry, forgot /again/ to cc to list :-/

Patrick Gundlach wrote:
> Am 26.12.2010 um 17:44 schrieb Philipp Stephani:
>> Am 26.12.2010 um 16:50 schrieb Arno Trautmann:

So only germans are interested in this subject? ;)

>>> If not – what would be the simplest way to use a Type1 font in luaLaTeX?
>>> (Given that no TeX adaption is present so far.)
>> LuaLaTeX is more-or-less backwards compatible with pdfLaTeX, so Type1 fonts work as with pdfLaTeX. That means you have to generate TFM, ENC, MAP, FD files etc., usually with the fontinst script. I don't think that there is a special interface to deal with Type1 fonts in LuaTeX (after all, they're obsolete).
> LuaTeX can read Type1 fonts with the fontloader mechanism, without going through the legacy pdftex code. But I believe that LuaLaTeX does not support using Type1 fonts with the fontloader library. Perhaps they are obsolete, but still widely used.

Am I supposed to fully understand your comment or could you give some
more information? Sounds interesting!

> I should add that this is just meant as "it is possible with LuaTeX
> but not with LuaLaTeX". So a quite useless comment, unless someone
> from the LuaLaTeX team proves me wrong (or implements type1 loading).

What prevents me (or, rather, you) from using it with luaLaTeX?


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